Colacioppo: Why The Denver Post asked Aurora police to stop using our photograph of an ICE protester

The Denver Post: I would like to explain why The Denver Post asked the Aurora Police Department to remove one of our photographs from its social media posts seeking help identifying suspects from a Friday night protest at the Aurora ICE detention facility.

In the course of photographing the protest, we captured an image of a person with his face partially covered holding a flag that appears to be the one taken from the facility’s flagpole. We have since published the photograph in question no fewer than seven times on our website and social media, including on an editorial denouncing the protesters who removed the American flag.

We have certainly not tried to hide the photo from the public.

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